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Top 10 News Today: Indian Railway passengers ‘cheated’, Maggi noodles unsafe in Delhi, Monsoon crisis, Smriti Irani as good samaritan, more

Tue June 02 2015, 9:40 pm
  • Indian Railways

    Coming to the aid of harried passengers, Indian railways will launch the cancellation facility through 139 service. (Photo: Akash Sinha)

  • Maggi banned in Delhi

    Delhi Govt bans sale of Maggi noodles; asks Nestle India to withdraw stock within 15 days. (PTI)

  • monsoon rain

    Pray to God revised Monsoon forecast does not come true, says Harsh Vardhan
    Already hit by an agrarian crisis and farmer suicides, there was more bad news for the country with predictions of a "deficient" monsoon this year, raising fears of a drought. "I have to say this with a heavy heart that as per our revised forecast, India will receive 88 per cent of rainfall of the Long Period Average plus or minus 4 percent," Minister for Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan told reporters today. Today, the Met Department revised its forecast from 93 per cent to 88 per cent Long Period Average (LPA), with north-west region of the country expected to be hit the most. In April, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast that monsoon rains would be 93 percent of the average, which is categorised as "below normal". Now, with the revised projection of 88 per cent, the monsoon is categorised as "deficient. Let's pray to God that the revised forecast does not come true," said minister. (Reuters) (02/06/2015)

  • Smriti Irani

    To keep promise of helping student, Smriti Irani visits Hindu College
    Keeping a promise made to a visually-challenged student, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today dropped in at Hindu College to sort out the issue of non-extension of the fee waiver scheme to persons with disabilities and address complaints of other irregularities. Sandeep, a first year UG student, had yesterday during an event at Khalsa College sought the minister's help on the fee waiver issue following which she had promised him that she would visit the campus to look into the matter. After Irani's unscheduled visit this morning, the college announced that the fee waiver will be facilitated for persons with disabilities and the cheques will be issued immediately. Students under PWD category at Hindu College will now get full fee waiver on hostel fees as well as a 50 per cent waiver on mess dues, said officiating principal Anju Srivastava, who met the minister along with hostel warden Poonam Sethi. (PTI) (02/06/2015)

  • Aam Aadmi Party Ashutosh

    AAP's Ashutosh takes dig at LG over ACB, invokes Barack Obama
    Aam Aadmi Party today hit out at Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for questioning Delhi government's move to induct five police officers from Bihar in its elite Anti Corruption Branch, saying it was "outside his purview". Only the corrupt will be "scared" by any move to strengthen the anti-graft wing, AAP said. "Anti-corruption branch falls outside the purview of Lt Governor. This morning we had this amusing statement from the LG wherein he stated that the ACB falls under his jurisdiction. It seems tomorrow if (US president Barack) Obama is to probe something he would have to take the Delhi LG's permission," AAP leader Ashutosh said, mocking the LG's stand. (PTI) (02/06/2015)

  • Delhi rain

    Light rains provide respite to Delhiites from hot conditions
    Light rains and cloud cover today offered respite to Delhiites as the mercury hovered below the 40 degree-mark while the humidity level shot up. The weather stations at Safdarjung, considered to be the official figure for the city, Lodhi Road, Palam, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded rainfall of 2.9 mm, 2.2 mm, 6.0 mm, 0.7 mm and 10.2 mm respectively over the past 24 hours, MeT department said. During the afternoon too, traces of rainfall were witnessed in the Ridge area. The maximum temperature today settled a notch below the season's average at 39.9 degree Celsius while the minimum was recorded five notches below the normal at 22.2 degrees. Humidity in the air oscillated between 84 and 25 per cent. (PTI) (02/06/2015)

  • Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya

    Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya dead
    Legendary film director Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya Ray died here today. She was 98 and is survived by son Sandip Ray and a daughter. Bijoya Ray was admitted to the super-speciality Belle Vue clinic last evening with acute pneumonia and after her condition deteriorated, doctors had put her on ventilation. "Doctors tried their best to save her but she passed away at around 6 PM," Belle Vue CEO Dr P Tandon said. (Express Photo) (02/06/2015)

  • lalu yadav and nitish kumar

    Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar waiting to betray each other, says BJP
    Taking a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad's efforts to form an alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said both the leaders were "waiting to betray each other" and that their coming together was nothing but an outcome of their fear towards the saffron party. "Both of them talk sweetly to each other about mergers and alliances but are holding daggers in their hands. Both of them are actually ready to stab each other in the back. They are just waiting to betray each other," senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters. (PTI) (02/06/2015)

  • arvind kejriwal

    Focus on governance, BJP's 'friendly advice' to AAP's Arvind Kejriwal
    Taking a jibe at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for what it described as his knack of picking up fights with everyone, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a word of "friendly" advice for him. "Arvind Kejriwalji, let me give you an uncalled-for friendly advice. Governance is serious business," said Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad. The AAP chief fights with his own party and is also at loggerheads with the Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Prasad. Arvind Kejriwal also fights with officials and locks up their offices, the BJP leader further charges, he added. (Express Photo) (02/06/2015)

  • rahul gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi today said that only Congress can bring the state back on the path of development (PTI)

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